Are Flag Carriers Going Out Of Style?

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Around the world, a number of flag carriers are seeing dire times. On the other hand, a number of others are flourishing beyond belief. However, the rise of other private enterprises also begs the question, are flag carriers relevant in 2019?

There are examples of successful and failed flag carriers around the world. Ultimately, every flag carrier faces competition and a number of private carriers have given flag carriers intense competition. Some countries, such as the United Kingdom and the UAE, have flirted with the idea and reality of two flag carriers. Nevertheless, flag carriers still do have an importance in the world, although that importance may be diminishing.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Quynh Hoa  https://simpleflying.com/flag-carriers-demise/